Central vs. peripheral administration

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Melody Sun
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Central vs. peripheral administration

What system functions do you leverage to ensure nurses are administering IV medications through a central vs. peripheral line appropriately? We are encountering increased infiltration and extravasation risk and actual events because of several peripheral administrations of infusions that should be given through a "central line only." Currently, our pharmacists need to remember to copy over an order comment for nurses to remember to hover over the order to see them (we use Cerner). Embedding it in the order potentially causes important instructions to be cut-off upfront for orders like titration drips. Thanks in advance! Melody Sun, CHOC Children's